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Offline latebind

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Desktop Management Do's and Don'ts?
« on: 10/03/2010 14:23:10 »
I'm always learning new things about how to make a computer function faster. Today I learnt that ZIP files on the desktop is a NO-NO! I never knew this before, although I did know that creating a folder called 'desktop' on your actual desktop will likely crash the machine in a few days and it will be irrecoverable (A buddy did that and it was not pretty trying to fix it).

ANYWAY, to the point, my question is :: are there any guidelines lying around on the net for how to manage your desktop properly?...


 

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« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2010 11:23:07 »
I'm very curious about this...and want to know why zip files on the desktop is a no no !
 

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« Reply #2 on: 13/03/2010 02:15:54 »
I'm very curious about this...and want to know why zip files on the desktop is a no no !

lol, its just one of those things I picked up along the way. I don't know why its bad, but i've heard it a few times.

 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/03/2010 07:06:17 »
I think it is bad practice to keep anything on the desk top for any length of time except shortcuts, it is quite easy to accidentally erase them whereas shortcuts are no loss.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 13/03/2010 08:44:37 »
Oh b*gger! I've got at least 90 real files and folders on mine. I've been meaning to do a bit of spring cleaning.

Maybe I'll get to it when I get my !#@#$%^&&*%$ 2009 tax returns done.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 16/03/2010 17:54:30 »
I have had zip files on the desktop and not had any problems with it. Why do you want your PC to function faster? Upgrade the hardware?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/04/2010 14:38:34 »
Yes to the ZIPs on desktop but as for

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although I did know that creating a folder called 'desktop' on your actual desktop will likely crash the machine in a few days and it will be irrecoverable
Cant see any issues with doing this and is something i have often done.

 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/04/2010 18:39:45 »
I drop current stuff on the desktop, although often I have a view of it open as well. At least after you are done you can find any loose ends and tidy up. Best is to not have active desktop enabled, and this will be the best in any case. Eye candy is not too much use behind a window, so why use up CPU doing something that is going to use a buggy IE engine to show pointless crud.

Of course on Linux the eye candy pretty much has no real use, and will almost never be used other than to show how much performance the hardware can have.
 

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